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Civil War Encampment at Ad’k Museum

July 19, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - The public will have a chance to meet the members of the 118th Volunteer Infantry and an impersonator of President Abraham Lincoln at a Civil War Encampment at the Adirondack Museum on Saturday and Sunday.

Mustered into service in August 1862, more than 1,000 North Country men served in the "Adirondack Regiment."

Re-enactors will camp at the museum and share stories of camp life, and what it was like to be a soldier in the Civil War. Visitors will learn about the 118th assignments and movements, the battles they fought in, and the historic moment when General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Court House.

Attendees can meet President Lincoln as portrayed by John R. Baylis, as he tells of his life and presidency.

On Saturday, a special evening presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in the museum's auditorium with Glenn Pearsall as he presents "The Adirondacks Go To War: 1861 to 1865."

The program is free to museum members and $5 for non-members.



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